Red Breast Lump

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Definition

Breast lump removal, called lumpectomy, is surgery to remove a breast cancer or other lump in the breast, along with some surrounding tissue from the breast.

This article covers lumpectomy that is done to remove breast cancer. Other reasons to perform a lumpectomy include:

  • Fibroadenoma
  • Other noncancerous tumors of the breast

See also:

  • Breast biopsy - open
  • Breast biopsy - stereotactic
  • Breast biopsy - ultrasound (core needle)
  • Mastectomy

Alternative Names

Lumpectomy; Wide local excision; Breast...

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